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Opportunities Await: Working papers, provided at the main office, are very accessible to students applying for jobs.

How to Apply and Be Successful at a Job

Connor Nieman and Cal Wrigley | March 7, 2022

     Applying for a first job can seem like a daunting and stressful task. However, many students are unaware of the resources they can use online and through their high school to apply for a job.  Equally important, if students are hired, they need to be aware of the ways to be an effective and...

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Fortnite victory royale: Brian Massey and Dean Ross getting a Fortnite win.

Fortnite is Back After Two Years

Business is Booming
Dean Ross and Brian Massey | March 4, 2022

     Fortnite is back. Released in 2017, the game had millions of players until controversy, including unwanted game changes, led to a decline in its popularity. After two years, players around the world have begun to play again.      In Fortnite, a free-to-play battle royale game developed...

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Swimming Away:Emma Fiorillo competing in a meet for Foran Swim, February 8, 2021.

Juggling Sports and Jobs During School

Jenna Supple, Staff Writer | March 4, 2022

     Stress is one of the major things that a student deals with throughout their school career. In Connecticut the legal age that students are allowed to work is 16 and many students choose to get a job as soon as possible to feel more independent.      Many students still want to enjoy their...

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A Nike Ajak missile being paraded through downtown Milford . Photo courtesy: , “Probably early sixties.”

A Different Type of Nike

A Look Back at Milford's Nike Site from the Cold War
Jake Israelite and Jack Beaupre | March 3, 2022

     Milford was once home to a missile site. Back in 1957, the Milford Nike was put into operation to protect the area from attacks during the Cold War, a period of geopolitical tension between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies.       Nike Sites were used to...

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Zuckerman in Action: Zuckerman wraps an athletes ankle before a game.

Hallie’s Healing Hands

Julia Deicicchi and Colleen Ardolino | March 3, 2022

     The whistle blows, the game stops, Hallie immediately runs onto the court to help the injured player. Hallie Zuckerman, the certified athletic trainer at Foran, is found at every single game and practice.       Her job is an important one, and, unfortunately, not all schools have athletic...

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ShopRite: Lisa Pereira working a closing-shift on Valentine’s Day.

Minors versus Adults: The Experience in Part-Time Jobs

Julianne Yasona and Ivy Glidden | March 2, 2022

     A part-time job is a form of employment that strictly offers fewer weekly hours than a full-time job, and it includes people from different age groups and genders. The experiences of teenage part-time workers differ greatly from those of adults who have fewer restrictions in most workplaces.  ...

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Former Softball Athlete: Ms. Abbigail Blanchard during one of her college softball games. Photo courtesy: Shoj (media specialist from UB,  April 2019.

College Commitment as a Student Athlete

Hannah Salsbury and Chloe Nittoly | March 1, 2022

     The process of applying to college is something that several students think about their junior year and into their senior year. Many high school athletes want to continue their education and athletic careers at the next level, bringing forth the process of committing and applying to college for...

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Emerald Dancers: Irish step dance team “Emerald Dancers” from the Mulkerin School of Irish Dance. Photo courtesy: Mulkerin School of Irish Dance.

Stepping into Success

A Look into Irish Step Dance
Gracie Brogan, Staff Writer | March 1, 2022

     Connecticut is home to many cultures and customs that embrace diversity of artistic expression. With St. Patrick's Day coming up, Irish culture and its customs, especially in the United States, is more prominent than ever.       The ways in which Irish step dancing continues to diversify...

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Larissa Santos and her future colleagues: Students gathering at Southern New Hampshire University for a college tour. Photo Courtesy: Larissa Santos, February 20th, 2022.

Stepping Into the Future

A Breakdown of University Preparation
Melissa Santos and Annabel Wardman | March 1, 2022

     In their final years of high school, Junior and Senior students are faced with the intimidating task of applying to colleges. Most students have a general idea of what the application process entails, yet so many students struggle with the application and commitment process.       The...

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Dinosaur Fossil Discovery: 110-million-year-old mummified nodosaurus found in Alberta Canada: Photo courtesy: National Geographic, December 2018.

Mummified Dinosaur

A Discovery that Leads to Knowledge
Gavin Fanelli, Staff Writer | February 28, 2022

     Dinosaurs are awesome; there is no better way to say it. It is amazing to think that creatures such as the T. Rex and Brachiosaurus actually lived on the same planet we live on today. But dinosaurs are not just massive creatures that lived a long time ago. They offer clues and most importantly...

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Bunnell High Schools , Jimmy Galpin wrestling and pinning a Stratford wrestler : Photo courtesy of Kristi Backik. February 8, 2022.

“My disability doesn’t define me, I define me”

Makenzie Wisniewski and Jason Cruz | February 28, 2022

     It's not every day, someone can imagine living life not being able to see surroundings. While some people can't imagine what it would be like to see. A 17-year-old senior Jimmy Galpin, a varsity wrestler at Bunnell High School in Stratford, Connecticut doesn't let this stop him. What makes Jimmy...

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Keeping a Healthy Heart: Track and Field members Basit Iddris, Nate Huebner, and Joseph DeFreitas exercise a healthy heart on a snowy afternoon.

Heart Scan Revolution: Cardiac Imaging Takes a Leap

Luke Thomas and Joseph DeFreitas | February 24, 2022

     Within the United States, more than five million citizens live with congestive heart failure and an additional 550,000 thousand are diagnosed every year, as reported by Emory Health Care. The condition contributes to 287,000 deaths a year, with more than 50% dying within five years due to complications.   ...

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